Tan Howe Liang is a weightlifter who was the also first Singaporean to win an Olympic Games medal.
Tan Howe Liang
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In my books, Mr Tan is the only Singaporean who is an Olympic medallist. Our China Team B imports do not count. Why I am feeling sad for Mr Tan is because:
a) He is a museum exhibit in a museum that is hardly visited
b) He is only remembered once in 4 years
c) He is a living national hero but nobody else gives a damn.
I know that he didn't cry on television the day Singapore was ejaculated out of Malaysia but his feat in Rome was a milestone. And for all his quite reservation, I feel more could be done for him.